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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page, where previous Sound Living episodes are stored.

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May 30, 2022

Compost is the ultimate soil amendment. It provides nutrients plants require and increases the water holding ability and workability of the soil. K-State Research and Extension horticulture agent for Johnson County, Dennis Patton, says compost is often called “black gold” because of its value in improving garden...


Mar 28, 2022

If you’re limited on space, don’t have enough time or energy to care for a large garden or simply don’t want to plant more than you can consume, container gardening or raised bed gardening are a great alternative. K-State Research and Extension horticulture agent for Johnson County, Dennis Patton, says the only...


Mar 7, 2022

Kansas experiences a wide variety of summertime severe weather events, including tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail, lightning and flash flooding. Assistant meteorologist for the Kansas State University Weather Data Library and manager of Mesonet, a network of environmental monitoring stations across the state,...


Aug 16, 2021

Gardening was one of the activities people turned to during the pandemic, and the K-State Garden Hour Webinar Series was started to offer tips and training. There has been an increased interest in organic home gardening. During a recent webinar, Johnson County Horticulture Extension agent Zac Hoppenstedt provided...


Mar 1, 2021

The peak tornado season in Kansas runs from April to June with the state averaging 95 tornadoes per year. Kansas also experiences damaging winds, large hail, and both general and flash flooding during the spring and summer. Kansas State University assistant state climatologist Mary Knapp says now is the time to prepare...